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Old 01 August 2008, 15:00   #1
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Anyone got a suggestion for lowering the CO level of a modern fuel injected car?

I had this problem last year too and put in new plugs, air filter and gave it a treatment of a fuel additive. I haven't put many miles on the car since (3000 max) but I'm sure it's down to the way he can't keep his foot still when doing the test as I watched him last year and the revs where going up and down all over the place and it just passed.
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Old 01 August 2008, 15:45   #2
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Anyone got a suggestion for lowering the CO level of a modern fuel injected car?

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Go to a different test station. Blast the crap out of it on the way there.
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Try taking the air filter out for the test-though given the standard of the tester from the fuel line and the revs, I'd take it somewhere else and stump up again. It'll probably cost less. So
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You need to find a tame MOT inspector!!!
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Thanks guys, I've been taking it to the same MOT station for years, the reason I changed Garages in the first place was because the MOT guy changed workplaces and had always served me well over the past 20 odd years.

The only time I felt a little cheated was last year when the Kia failed it's first test on emmissions after watching the re-test, it was new emmission test equipement so I put it down to that.

But this year, to be told that the car had come in with a fuel leak, when quite clearly it didn't (no smell of petrol) and I'm quite Hot on this type of stuff, was a bare faced lie. More likley he was pushing or prodding (which MOTers normally do) the underside of the car when a weak piece of pipe let go. If he'd said that, I'd have been a bit hacked off to start with, but pleased that he'd found a problem instead of it letting go down the motorway or something.

I guess I was after a bit of honesty from a guy that could name nearly all my cars I've had since I started driving.
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Feel you pain Andy .. I have a good story about an HGV that passed one day at a testing station then.. failed... by a road side inspection the next day due a simple problem.. that ended in a PG9 and being sent off the road
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Feel you pain Andy .. I have a good story about an HGV that passed one day at a testing station then.. failed... by a road side inspection the next day due a simple problem.. that ended in a PG9 and being sent off the road
Vosa up your way are useless. I had one of their GV9s quashed a couple of years back because all their equipment was uncalibrated.
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Vosa up your way are useless. I had one of their GV9s quashed a couple of years back because all their equipment was uncalibrated.
I think you just get some jobsworths that dont live in the real world sometimes .. this one was a minor air leak at a hand brake valve pipe, 2 minutes sorted it but I couldn't do it at the roadside, and it had just happened there and then. Apparently road side inspectors are not allowed to lift cabs open lockers etc, so how the guy found it I'll never know

What really ticked me off was that they wanted that vehicle to go through a full re test at the test centre .. to which I objected for several reasons cost, principle, and time being 3 of them.
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I'm going for a universal Oxygen sensor from Ebay, anyone used one of these before?
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